Written by Brazilian composer Marcos Valle, this song was originally titled: Samba de Verao. It was first popularized by the Walter Wanderly Trio in 1966. and reached Platinum status in 1970. It reached easy listening charts in the USA by many artists: Johnny Mathis, Andy Williams, Vikki Carr, and Connie Francis, but it is most remembered by Astrud Gilberto's version that was widely televised. A slower version was produced in 1965 by Brazil '65, by Sergio Mendes and Wanda de Sah.
Its free to enjoy!
This beloved show tune was first sung in the Broadway musical Roberta. Its first recorded performance was by Gertrude Niesen, and then Ray Sinatra, Frank Sinatra's first cousin. The song was reprised by Irene Dunne, in the 1935 film adaptation with Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and Randolph Scott. Later, it made the music charts in 1959 by the Platters, and countless vocal artists have reprised it.
Here is my link to hearing and seeing the Goddess Venus. She was the Goddess of love and desire. This one is unlike the earlier version which was in a Jazz style.